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The World Federalist Movement – Canada (WFMC) is a not-for-profit research, education and advocacy organization. World Federalists support the application of the principles of federalism to world affairs, in order that global governance becomes more equitable, just and democratically accountable. Our programs cover Peace and Security, Global Democratization, Responsibility to Protect and Global Governance Reforms.

John E.Trent is a Fellow of the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa, where he was formerly a professor and chair of the University’s Department of Political Science. Professor Trent is the former Secretary General of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Executive Director of the Social Science Federation of Canada, and a founding Vice-President of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS). He is chairperson of WFM – Canada’s Board of Directors.

Lloyd Axworthy is currently Chairperson of the World Refugee Council. He has held several federal Cabinet positions, including Minister of Employment and Immigration and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is also a member of the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance, and international Co-President of the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy.

David Beer, Chief Superintendent (Ret.), Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Jocelyn Coulon is a researcher at CERIUM, University of Montreal. He served as Senior Policy Adviser to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, 2016-2017.

Monique Cuillerier is the Membership and Communications Director of the World Federalist Movement – Canada.

Walter Dorn, Professor of Defence Studies, Royal Military College and the Canadian Forces College, and President, World Federalist Movement – Canada

Dr. H. Peter Langille specializes in conflict resolution, independent defence and security analysis, peace initiatives and UN operations. He wrote the initial plans for a Canadian multinational peacekeeping training centre, served on the 1995 Government study, Towards A Rapid Reaction Capability For The United Nations and developed the proposal for a UNEPS. His latest book is “Developing a United Nations Emergency Peace Service: Meeting our responsibilities to prevent and protect,” (New York, Palgrave Pivot, 2015).

Peggy Mason is President of the Rideau Institute and a former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN, with over 20 years of experience in peacekeeping training.

Brigadier-General (Ret’d) Gregory B. Mitchell was a career Canadian military officer who completed five United Nations peacekeeping missions. His final military posting was to Denmark where he was the only Canadian ever to command the Multinational Stand-by High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG). He later worked on behalf of the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Romeo Dallaire’s Child Soldiers Initiative and the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, Ottawa. He is currently Executive Director of Peace Operations Consulting, a global network of independent, peace operations professionals, Executive Director of the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada and peacekeeping advisor to the Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans’ Association.

Beth Woroniuk is the coordinator and cofounder of the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada. She has been involved in Canadian women, peace and security coalitions since 2000. Beth is currently on the Steering Committee of NATO’s Civil Society Advisory Panel on WPS. With over 25 years of experience on women’s rights and gender equality issues as both analyst and activist, Beth has worked with bilateral aid agencies, UN entities, development banks and NGOs. She has particular expertise in gender dimensions of humanitarian assistance and post-conflict recovery. Beth recently joined The MATCH International Women’s Fund as Policy Lead.

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